Updated on 09/17/2011 10:45PM

My Typhoon wins Mott a Mrs. Revere

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My Typhoon (inside) holds off Isla Cozzene to win the 15th running of the $166,950 Mrs. Revere by a nose Saturday at Churchill Downs.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - As the all-time leading stakes-winning trainer at Churchill Downs, Bill Mott has won virtually every grass stakes since the track opened its course in 1987. Interestingly, one Churchill race that eluded him was the Mrs. Revere, a Grade 2 race named for a filly who helped carry Mott to prominence in the mid-1980's.

Finally, Mott has his Mrs. Revere. My Typhoon, a royally bred filly owned by the Live Oak Plantation, gamely held on Saturday to win the 15th running of the $166,950 by a nose Saturday before 11,182 ontrack fans.

The victory did not come without a scare or two. First, My Typhoon was away a tad sluggishly in the 1 1/16-mile race, before jockey Robby Albarado settled her in behind a pair of front-running longshots. Then, after opening a clear lead in midstretch, My Typhoon and Albarado had to hold off a hard-charging Isla Cozzene.

"I felt confident I beat them when I crossed the wire," said Albarado.

My Typhoon, the slight favorite in a field of seven 3-year-old fillies, returned $5.40 after finishing in 1:43.36 over a firm turf.

The narrow win margin perpetuated a Mrs. Revere tradition: Eight of the last 10 runnings now have been won by a neck or less.

In ideal fall weather, Winning Season led through fractions of 24.43 seconds, 49.48, and 1:13.68, but as the field turned for home, My Typhoon was poised to strike. Albarado put her to a drive, which quickly gave them their open lead, and then My Typhoon continued strongly enough to prevail.

My Typhoon, a $2.9 million weanling purchase, is by Giant's Causeway out of Urban Sea, the 1993 Arc de Triomphe winner. The Mrs. Revere was her third stakes win but her first in a graded race. She is 4 for 9 overall.

The Mrs. Revere was the 69th stakes win at Churchill for Mott.

* Earlier Saturday, Angel Trumpet nudged past heavily favored Unbridled Sidney in the shadow of the wire to post a pricy upset in the $72,000 Pent Up Kiss Handicap for fillies and mares.

Angel Trumpet, trained by Bernie Flint and ridden by Terry Thompson, returned $86.20 after finishing the five-furlong turf race in 56.67 seconds. Angel Trumpet did all the chasing of front-running Unbridled Sidney, the 3-5 favorite, before wearing her down to win by a head.